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Rand McNally & Co. is a large American map and navigation company best known for its annual atlases. The company got its start in 1856, when William Rand opened a print shop in Chicago. He was joined in 1858 by a new employee, Andrew McNally. Together, the men established their namesake company in 1868. Originally, the company was intended to print the tickets and timetables for the trains running to and through Chicago; their first railway guide was published in 1869.

By 1870, they had shifted from just printing to publishing directories, travel guides, and newspapers. Their first map appeared in 1872 in a railway guide. The map was produced using a new wax engraving method, a cheaper process that gave the company an edge.

By 1880 Rand McNally had entered the education market with globes, wall maps, and geography texts for students. In 1923, Rand McNally published the first Goode’s World Atlas, named after its editor, Dr. J. Paul Goode. For generations afterward, this would be the standard classroom atlas.

In 1899, William Rand left the company, but McNally and his family remained, controlling the company for over a century. In 1904, they published their first road map intended for automobiles and by 1907 were publishing Photo-Auto Guides, which combined photography and mapping to help drivers. In 1924, they produced the Auto Chum, a precursor to their famous road atlases. Rand McNally would remain the leader in road maps and atlases throughout the twentieth century.

In 1937, Rand McNally opened its first store in New York City. Ever on the frontier of technology, Rand McNally pioneered the scribing process for printing tickets in 1958 and printed their first full-color road atlas in 1960. Arthur Robinson developed his now-famous projection of Rand McNally in 1969. By the 1980s, the company was exploring digital reproduction and digital databases of maps for truckers. In the 1990s, they lead the charge to develop trip-planning software and websites. Today, most of its products are available online or in a digital format, including maps for tablets and phones.

Place/Date:
Chicago / 1888
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53682
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53422
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53507
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
11719
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53657
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1909
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
52825
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
25 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53555
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53597
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1897
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
45724
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1921 circa
Size:
25.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
37127dd
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46594
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58098
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1910
Size:
34.3 x 24.6 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
59281
Place/Date:
West Hartford, CT / 1960
Size:
36.3 x 28 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
59571
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1885
Size:
29 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55008

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Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
19 x 26 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
35138
Place/Date:
New York / 1870
Size:
10 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
m0750
Place/Date:
New York / 1869
Size:
11 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
m0756
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1885
Size:
18 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
17007
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
18 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
17006
Place/Date:
New York / 1865
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
17003
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1885
Size:
13 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
17004
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
9 x 7 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18949
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
9 x 7 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18950
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1905
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22750
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
22 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22961
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895 circa
Size:
9.25 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28128
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898 circa
Size:
11 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28180
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898 circa
Size:
11 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28212
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898 circa
Size:
11 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28244
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898 circa
Size:
11 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28279
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895 circa
Size:
9.25 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28354
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898 circa
Size:
11 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28744
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
36004
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
10 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
38175gm
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12261
Place/Date:
Chicgao / 1874
Size:
11 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
11151
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
3718
Place/Date:
Buffalo / 1899
Size:
7.5 x 5.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
5176
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
8689
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
9 x 7 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18947
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
14 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19648
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22011
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22012
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895 circa
Size:
9.25 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28144
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
30782
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
22744
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
23485
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
23487
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
23689
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
23998
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
24046
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
24265
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1890
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
26000
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1888
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
32705
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1888
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
35034
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
12693
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6867
Place/Date:
Philadelphia / 1867
Size:
11 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
m0796
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
14 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19631
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
14 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19632
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
14 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19636
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
14 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19637
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
14 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19639
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
14 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19640